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Danielle Smith and supporters, 2014
David J. Climenhaga | Former Wildrose Party leader Danielle Smith says current leader Brian Jean has the same problem she did: the Opposition party's social conservative faction.
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Laurie Blakeman
David J. Climenhaga | Alberta Premier Jim Prentice's bad moment with the mirror last week came about because he was trying to avoid another topic: Alberta's need for fairer and more sensible taxes.
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Danielle Smith
David J. Climenhaga | Danielle Smith is right about one thing: Whatever progressive instincts the PC Party had are now deader than the proverbial mackerel.
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Danielle Smith & Jim Prentice
David J. Climenhaga | It is ironic that by accepting the 11 Wildrose defectors into his PC caucus, Alberta Premier Jim Prentice has for many voters reinforced the Wildrose Party's premise his party is corrupt.
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Stephen Mandel
David J. Climenhaga | Construction of a long-promised new cancer hospital for Calgary will just have to wait. Low oil prices, dontcha know?
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Danielle Smith & Jim Prentice
David J. Climenhaga | It was conceded openly by the principal characters in today's "unification" drama that this scheme has been in the works at least for several weeks, possibly longer.
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Jim Prentice
David J. Climenhaga | The plain fact is, as hard as this may be for Alberta's progressive voters to digest, if they want progressive policies, they're going to have to vote for progressive parties.
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Rachel Notley
David J. Climenhaga | Rachel Notley's task is to get enough Albertans who are fed up with the PCs' sins and not yet ready for an increasingly extreme Wildrose Party to rally round the NDP.
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Kerry Towle
David J. Climenhaga | Perhaps a day will come when former Wildrose MLAs Kerry Towle and Ian Donovan regret crossing the floor yesterday. That said, it will take a certain ingenuity for them to re-rat.
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Danielle Smith
David J. Climenhaga | If this keeps up, it’s hard to believe Wildrose Party Leader Danielle Smith won't soon be thinking seriously about pulling the plug on politics.
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Steve Young
David J. Climenhaga | Officially, once again there is peace in Alberta's Tory Valley. Don't believe it for a minute!
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David Swann
David J. Climenhaga | The Conservative strategy will be to isolate the NDP, "squeeze out" the Liberals and polarize the electorate into a left-right battle. Plus vilify "big union bosses."